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Closing the Loop: Applying Self-Driving Labs to the Right Materials Problems

Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 17:00 to 18:00
Speaker: 
Fraser Parlane
Affiliation: 
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
Event Category: 
IDG - Inorganic Discussion Group
Host: 
Curtis Berlinguette
Location: 
Chemistry D300

Abstract:

Clean energy technologies are notoriously slow to commercialize because discovering and optimizing new materials for applications typically takes over a decade. To accelerate the discovery of thin-film materials, we have developed a self-driving laboratory that combines versatile film deposition and characterization capabilities with automated data analysis and optimization algorithms to enable the autonomous execution of thin-film material discovery campaigns. Here, we provide an overview of the workflow of our self-driving lab, as well as insight into the consequences of experimental non-idealities on optimization performance.